How a mentor can empower your career

Benefits of mentors for career

As a woman in business, you already face countless challenges in the workplace. Having a mentor to help guide you can make a world of difference when trying to navigate the business world.

From being able to offer unbiased feedback to being a person to lean on when things get tough, there are countless benefits to having a mentor when starting a new business.

Here are some of the top benefits of having a mentor as a woman in business.

Unbiased feedback

A good mentor will be able to have difficult discussions with you, and help you determine how you can learn from them. If you make a mistake, your mentor will have a unique perspective on the situation that can help you take a step back and get back on track.

Support system

Starting a new business is tough, and having someone in your corner to support you and help you navigate any potential problems will help give you peace of mind and continue persevering when you get stressed out.

Confidence booster

Mentors will always be in your corner to support you and keep you focused. Nervous to start your new job? Talking to your mentor can help calm you down and ensure you are confident walking in on your first day. 

Career advancement

As a woman in the workforce, having a female mentor who understands the struggles you are facing is an invaluable resource to give you guidance and help you figure out the best ways to advance your career. A mentor is someone who is already experienced in their career, and they can provide feedback and insight that is invaluable to help you progress yours. 

A different perspective

It can be easy to get so caught up in the details that you forget to look at the big picture. A mentor is someone who is experienced enough and removed from the situation enough to provide a unique perspective with advice and guidance that only time could give. 

It’s clear that there are a number of benefits of having a mentor as a woman in business. In addition to being an amazing support system and having unique perspectives, mentors can also help you Fastrack your career trajectory as a boss woman in business. 

But how do you go about finding the perfect mentor for you? Check out the infographic below from The University of St. Augustine to learn tips and tricks for finding and maintaining a great relationship with your mentor.



  1. I have mentored 2 women (being as I am older, and giving back, now) into the Costumes area of film making. It’s a great feeling, and I have 2 young friends!

    • How wonderful, Resa! You’d be an amazing mentor for so many things! I admire how you always speak up with your opinions and have a positive attitude ❤️

    • TY,Christy!
      It does not make sense to be negative.
      True, there are negative thoughts/ideas, but one can be positive in critiquing/challenging them!
      Take care & be well!

  2. Please allow me to add some more:

    -Helps you believing in yourself, helping you fight self doubt that stops you. Luckily I have had such mentors and they have immensely helped me out!

    Good read by the way!

  3. I’m so glad to see a post on this topic, Christy. One of my two biggest role models in education is part of my critique group. She inspired me as a teacher, but more than that, I look up to her as the way I want to live my life.

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